The Yemi Alade Collection/ Get Mented Initiative Launches In Grand Style In Lagos

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All roads led to the Civic centre on Ozumba
Mbadiwe, Lagos on the 5 of November as
multiple award winning musician Yemi Alade
unveiled her debut collection in collaboration
with Bland2Glam.com.ng. The event which
also heralded the launch of the Get Mented!
Mentorship initiative for Nigerian women was
hosted by Beat FM’s Maria Okanrende. A
host of influential personalities in
entertainment, politics, business and lifestyle
came out in their throngs to support the
singer.
Seyi Banigbe, creative director for
Bland2Glam.com.ng said, “We are extremely
grateful for the support of Nigerian women
towards the Yemi Alade Collection and the
Get Mented! Initiative.” “There is nothing as
lifting as seeing women supporting and
helping other women up and cheering them
on as they journey through life,” she added.
Yemi Alade in her vote of thanks recollected
her earlier days as an upcoming act and how
women like Omawumi would encourage her
to improve on herself constantly. She further
encouraged other women to do the same
since lifting another woman up is the same
as lifting a whole nation up.
Former senator Florence Ita Giwa who was a
special guest at the event lauded Yemi Alade
on the Get Mented! Initiative and pledged her
support for her work. Lagos State
commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty
Alleviation Mrs Lola Akande who was
represented congratulated
Bland2Glam.com.ng on the launch and
promised their support for the Get Mented!
Initiative.
The different pieces in the collection were
presented alongside inspirational messages
by influential personalities such as Toke
Makinwa who presented the Showstopper
piece. Award winning actress, Kemi Lala
Akindoju unveiled the #HOHA piece while
comedienne Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah
presented the epic ‘Johnny’ piece with a lot
of laughter from the audience. Online
personality Tosin ‘Olorisupergal’ Ajibade
presented the Afropolitan piece while dance
queen Kaffy Ameh presented the ‘Tangerine’
piece.
Also in attendance were celebrities like
Dolapo Ajibade, Osas Ajibade, Cynthia
Morgan, Wana Sambo, Ozinna Anumudu,
Denola Grey, Yvonne Ekwere, Beverly Osu,
Denrele Edun, Zed Eye, Ifeanyi
‘IFAN’Michaels, Tewa Onasanya, Sika Osei,
Moet Abebe, Sharon Ojong and many more.
The three hour long event ended with the
official kick-off of sales of the collection. The
collection in its entirety is available on
www.Bland2Glam.com.ng and Grey Velvet
Stores, women can also sign up as mentors
or mentees on www.getmented.org .

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